Medway Elects
Councillors' Allowances

All councillors are entitled to a basic allowance and to claim for certain travel and subsistence expenses. Some councillors have special responsibilities (e.g. a cabinet portfolio or chairing a committee) and receive an additional allowance. The amount paid each year for these was:

2019/2020 £873,946.00
Basic £564,248.00
Special Responsibility £304,884.00
Travel & Subsistence £4,814.00

2018/2019 £758,090.00
Basic £483,510.00
Special Responsibility £270,539.00
Travel & Subsistence £4,041.00

2017/2018 £743,473.00
Basic £471,667.00
Special Responsibility £268,118.00
Travel & Subsistence £3,688.00

2016/2017 £735,387.00
Basic £465,894.00
Special Responsibility £266,025.00
Travel & Subsistence £3,468.00

2015/2016 £729,116.00
Basic £466,711.00
Special Responsibility £258,297.00
Travel & Subsistence £4,108.00

2014/2015 £733,172.70
Basic £470,628.27
Special Responsibility £258,037.47
Travel & Subsistence £4,506.96

2013/2014 £734,772.04
Basic £471,465.36
Special Responsibility £257,258.10
Travel & Subsistence £6,048.58

2012/2013 £731,940.43
Basic £472,789.98
Special Responsibility £252,926.62
Travel & Subsistence £6,223.83

2011/2012 £758,390.22
Basic £486,438.85
Special Responsibility £266,295.69
Travel & Subsistence £5,655.68

2010/2011 £754,840.90
Basic £484,425.39
Special Responsibility £262,806.57
Travel & Subsistence £7,608.94

2009/2010 £759,820.62
Basic £495,145.60
Special Responsibility £256,066.71
Travel & Subsistence £8,608.31

2008/2009 £762,995.93
Basic £490,556.21
Special Responsibility £263,974.47
Travel & Subsistence £8,465.25

2007/2008 £739,075.04
Basic £479,756.46
Special Responsibility £248,461.16
Travel & Subsistence £10,857.42

2006/2007 £709,089.13
Basic £466,764.65
Special Responsibility £230,566.83
Travel & Subsistence £11,757.65

2005/2006 £695,820.71
Basic £453,387.00
Special Responsibility £230,025.50
Travel & Subsistence £12,408.21

Total £11,219,929.72
Basic £7,223,387.77
Special Responsibility £3,894,282.12
Travel & Subsistence £102,259.83

Allowances information is only available from 2005 onwards. Click on a year to see a breakdown of the allowances each councillor received.

Allowances History by Year

Allowances History by Party

class="note">Allowances are published by Medway Council shortly after the end of the Council's financial year on 31 March. If a councillor left the Council or changed party part-way through the financial year, we have used their party as at 31 March, or the date they left the Council, to calculate how much the councillors in each party received.

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